Jody Demling

Miami Point Guard Zack Dawson Adds Iowa State, Prepares For Visits

Miami (Fla.) point guard Zack Dawson added another major offer to his list this week as he prepares to take visits this month.

As Miami Southwest point guard Zack Dawson prepares for visits, the rising Sunshine State prospect now has another major offer to consider. 

Already holding offers from the likes of Louisville, Arizona, USC, Kansas State, TCU and others, Dawson added an offer this week from Iowa State after being in contact with coaches for several weeks. 

“I talk to them a lot,” Dawson said. “I talk to Coach [Steve] Prohm a lot, that’s who I talk to the most. I talked to Coach Neill Berry before I talked to Prohm, though.”

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Dawson becomes another point guard target for the Cyclones in the 2017 class as they work to identify a four-year replacement for senior Monte Morris following the 2016-17 season. 

Given the need for a high-level point guard, Iowa State has an expansive list and Dawson fits the point guard mold for Prohm.

“He’s telling me he loves my style of play. He thinks I would be a good fit for their program and he’d love to get me up there,” Dawson said of Prohm. “[He said] just keep working. He said if I become an elite pull-up shooter and become a better defender I’ll be fine.” 

Dawson visited USC last Thursday and has a number of scheduled visits on the horizon including UCF on Friday, Oklahoma State on Tuesday and TCU next weekend. He would eventually like to visit Iowa State by the end of summer. 

With the likes of Oklahoma, Michigan, Miami, Florida, Florida State and Georgia all showing some level of interest and with several trips left to be taken, Dawson doesn’t currently have a clear timeline for a decision, though three key factors stick out. 

“Education, style of play, environment,” Dawson said. “Those are three big things.” 

For now, he has another option on his growing list. 

“I have a pretty good relationship with Coach Prohm and Coach Berry and they talk to my dad as well,” Dawson said.


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